Note: It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment. Students must be clean shaven for this class to ensure proper fitting of SCBA mask. Clothing: Long pants, closed toed shoes with socks, short sleeve shirt (no tank tops)
The course is open primarily to entry-level mariners and preferably should be given before they take up employment in sea-going vessels. There are no educational requirements. The mariner must be in good health. The student should have the agility, strength and flexibility to maintain balance on a moving deck, rapidly don firefighting personal protection equipment, capable of physical labor, climbing vertical ladders, handling moderate weights (from 30 to 60 pounds), and capable of hauling/moving 50 to 100 foot lengths of charged fire hoses. Pursuant to National Maritime Center Policy Letter 11-02.